About Our Clinicians
Adult Choral Clinician
Lloyd Larson earned a B.A. from Anderson University of Anderson, Indiana in 1976 and a M.C.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Kentucky in 1979. He has done additional graduate work at Southern Baptist Seminary, The Ohio State University, and Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.
Since 1982, Lloyd has been an active composer and arranger for several major publishing companies of church and school music. His compositions and arrangements include well over 1,500 published works—including choral anthems, numerous extended Christmas, Easter and non‑seasonal works, keyboard collections, vocal solo and duet collections, instrumental works for solo and ensembles, orchestrations, and handbell settings. The resulting notoriety has placed him in constant demand as a clinician throughout North America. It is Lloyd's work in his local church that continues to be the catalyst for much of his writing where he is actively involved in various roles of music leadership.
Lloyd and his wife, Marci, live in Maple Grove, Minnesota. They have three children: Stephanie, married to Brandt; Philip, married to Kylee; and Jeff, married to Jacquelyn. They also have seven grandchildren: Addie, Eli, Izzy, Oliver, Dax, Ever, and Grace.
Youth Choral Clinician
James Wells serves at Brentwood United Methodist Church near Nashville, Tennessee, where he oversees all the choral programs of the church. Brentwood is a large congregation and has over 600 choir participants yearly.
He received his music training at MTSU and Belmont with undergraduate degrees in Music Ed. and Voice Performance and a Masters Degree in Music Education.
Mr. Wells has spent the last 20 years in public school education and church music. He is the co-director of the Nashville Children's Choir at Belmont University along with his good friend and mentor, Dr. Madeline Bridges. In his public school teaching experiences, Mr. Wells taught general music, treble and youth choirs, percussion ensembles, and directed musical theater productions. Mr. Wells is a frequent guest director for festivals, mass choirs, and honor choirs around the southeast.
James is married to his wife Amy and has two daughters, Emily and Molly.
A musician with over 30 years of performance experience, 20 years of non-profit volunteer work, and lifelong church music ministry service, Kathryn Jurado has quickly gained prominence in the handbell community.
Currently, she is Vice President and Event Coordinator, as well as one of the music directors, with Magic of Bronze, the community handbell ensemble in the Orlando area, which was one of the featured choirs at the 2020 National Seminar, and is a ringer with the Suncoast Bronze Ringers, a community handbell ensemble based in the Tampa area, where she just finished a term as Associate Director. Kathryn is also serving her second elected two-year term as Treasurer of Handbell Musicians of America, Area 4.
Kathryn recently accepted the position as director of the Lake Magdalene Ringers at Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church in Tampa, where she has served for many years. She is a Province Officer with Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity, and has been an educator for over a decade with Hillsborough County Public Schools, the seventh largest school district in the nation.
Rev. Dr. Latricia Scriven
Latricia loves God, loves creation, and loves laughter! Rev. Dr. Latricia Edwards Scriven is the senior pastor of Saint Paul’s UMC in Tallahassee, FL, where she has previously served as the Executive Director and Pastor of the IMPACT@FAMU Wesley Foundation/Campus Ministry at Florida A&M University, as Pastor of New Life UMC, and as an interim pastor at Good Samaritan UMC. Rev.
Scriven absolutely loves being called to ministry! Latricia is passionate about becoming one with God, one with others, and one in ministry with all of creation. As an educator and leader, Dr. Scriven strives to create spaces that are authentic, energetic, interactive, thoughtful, and engaging. Pastor Latricia is the author of the children’s books, When Jesus Laughs, When Jesus Rests, When Jesus Weeps, When She Speaks, and Laughter Is My Superpower, and is a contributing author of Bloom (Vol. 1): Stories For Women to Nurture Your Growth and Water Your Soul.
Latricia has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, as well as Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in Mathematics Education and Educational Administration, respectively. Dr. Scriven attended Gammon Theological Seminary in Atlanta, GA, where she
earned a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. She has held faculty positions at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Baton Rouge Community College, Southern University in Louisiana, Brenau University in Georgia, and Florida A&M
University in Tallahassee.
Latricia is married to her phenomenal partner, Dr. Darryl Scriven, and they have three wonderfully talented adult children, Destini, Faith, and Samuel Scriven. Latricia loves traveling the world, playing Uno and Sorry with her family, sharing life with her students and congregation, and laughing uncontrollably with friends.
Rev. Bryant Manning
Youth Worship Pastor
Bryant Manning is currently the Pastor and Executive Director at the Wesley Foundation at FSU & TCC in Tallahassee, FL. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Florida Southern College as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and is a Provisional Elder in the United Methodist Church. Bryant is passionate about college students and young people seeking to further their relationship with Christ, as well as worship ministry, music ministry, and all techy things. He is married to his middle-school sweetheart, Allison, and together they have two beautiful red-headed daughters, Collins and Dylan.